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Oct 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
is nominated to become chief justice. the senators birch bikeby, ted canady, joe biden, they don't lay a hand on him early and so he is so excellent that perry and these questions and the hearing record of 71 is closed and suddenly shortly before the vote is to take place on rehnquist and also one lewis powell who is was up at the same time, shortly before that the vote is to occur but after the hearings are closed "newsweek" magazine, the supreme court reporter for "newsweek," really great guy, he comes up somehow with this memo from the jackson files, the memo relating to brown versus board of education and it's a bombshell. and so, birch by, the senator from a very liberal and a great senator from indiana at that time, birch bias at this point leading the fight against rehnquist. he is leading the liberal fight against rehnquist and they know it's going to be close and they probably know it's going to go down -- but it's close. he starts really pushing in the publicity starts coming out and nixon and his attorney general john mitchell who actually have kind of concocted this whole rehnquis
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